On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 12:38 PM, Felix Schwarz
Stephen John Smoogen schrieb:
> Ok the big problem is that there are multiple types of users for EPEL,
> and each group seems to wax and wane in asking for things. Several
> months ago, the people who wanted to have newer stuff regularly versus
> once a quarter asked and got enough push to get it done.
I think you are right that there are different types of users. You can't
But it is not (at least from my pov) about monthly vs. quarterly releases. I
really like monthly updates. But the EPEL policy (as I read it) states that
version updates should not happen unless there is a really good reason. IMHO
the question whether to push new packages on a quarterly, monthly or daily
basis is completely separate.
I guess I need help parsing in what you are meaning by stable. are you meaning:
A) el5/nethack-3.4.3 should always be el5/nethack-3.4.3 with only
patches to that version of the software?
B) that once a month it could be minorly updated say from
el5/nethack-3.4.3 to el5/nethack-3.4.5 as long as the code base is
mostly the same without major patches?
C) that once a month it could go like el5/nethack-3.4.3 to el5/nethack-4.0?
or something else?
> I would love to be able to have different channels for each of
> types of releases that people want, but everyone wants something
That's why I think we should concentrate on the stable policy. If the
infrastructure gets in a shape that we can serve an unstable branch (and we
have the volunteers to do it!), we could extend EPEL's focus.
The only time I have seen strong commitment to a stable branch is when
things break... and then it is forgotten a month or two later.
Stephen J Smoogen. -- BSD/GNU/Linux
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